Wisbech Town Council

Serving the people of Wisbech

Wisbech Town Council Chamber, 1 North Brink

Town Clerk: Terry Jordan
1 North Brink, Wisbech
Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR

Grants and Funding Opportunities - Feb 2020

Grants and Funding Opportunities - Feb 2020

Here are a variety of different funding opportunities that may be of interest to you. Please see below information about Cambridgeshire County Council's Innovate and Cultivate Fund and the Police and Crime Commissioner's Youth and Community Fund. Please also see attached information about a variety of other grants such as National Lottery Community Fund. Apologies for any funds listed which you/your organisation are not eligible for. Apologies for any typos or ambiguity in the attached document, it is being shared as it was received. If you have any questions it is best to direct them to the grant giver as detailed in the document.

Innovate and Cultivate Fund

Cambridgeshire County Council is pleased to announce that the next deadline for Innovate & Cultivate Fund applications is 1st May 2020. A pre-application advice session will be held on 18th March at The Bargroves Centre, St. Neots (details below).

The aim of the fund is to support initiatives that strengthen communities and reduce pressure on County Council services, thereby giving a return on investment. Council services that are inviting applications include adult social care and children & families services.

There are two funding streams: a 'Cultivate' fund for smaller projects that build community support networks and an 'Innovate' fund for bigger, bolder and more innovative initiatives.

Upcoming application deadlines

1st May 2020 – Cultivate grants only (£2,000 - £19,000)

1st August 2020 - Cultivate grants (£2,000 - £19,000) and Innovate grants (£19,001 - £50,000)

Cultivate 'Seed' Fund Projects

Guidance has been developed on starting Cultivate Seed Fund Projects that can help people to remain independent and active within their community, encourage volunteering and complement more costly Council services. Projects include Timebanks, Good Neighbour Schemes, Dementia-Friendly Communities and Men's Sheds. Details may be found here.

Pre-application advice session

Want to talk through your ideas before you submit your application? Bookings are now open for an Innovate & Cultivate Fund Advice Session on 18th March, 9:30am-12:30pm at The Bargroves Centre, St. Neots. The Alzheimer's Society will also be running a workshop for anyone interested in setting up or enhancing a dementia friendly community. Please book here.

The fund is open to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations based in and outside of Cambridgeshire, and public sector organisations in Cambridgeshire. Please note that projects serving Peterborough residents are not eligible.

Applications and further information about fund priorities and criteria may be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF) website. CCF can answer questions about applying for the fund info@cambscf.org.uk

Police and Crime Commissioner's Youth and Community Fund

The Police and Crime Commissioner's Youth and Community Fund aims to support youth and community groups to deliver activities to;

  • Support preventative work and early intervention approaches to divert young people and vulnerable adults away from offending and re-offending;
  • Build relationships with young people improving engagement between young people, their communities, and organisations working in them.
  • Promote the involvement of young people in building community resilience to crime and vulnerability through active participation aimed at building better understanding of the needs of young people;
  • Work to reduce the vulnerability of young people and lessen the chance of them becoming a victim of crime.

This Fund is open to voluntary and community organisations who can apply for grants of up to £3,000 towards their project. More information about the terms and conditions of the funding can be found in the guidance document here https://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/funding/

Applications made during the financial year will be considered on a case by case basis, subject to demand.

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Posted: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:06 by Admin

Tags: Community, Grants